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Old 11th March 2008, 18:47   #136
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Why take khanapur route when you can divert from Dharwad directly to Londa via Alnavar.
Yep, was thinking of that too, but if it is the way it has been then i will spend too much time on that route even with the Bolero. Let me see, if its still daylight when i reach there i will try it. Orelse if it gets too dark then the Khanapur road.
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I am planning to travel to Goa from Bangalore next month. I have to visit Ankola on the way and I have shortlisted the following routes:
1. Bangalore - Haveri - Sirsi - Kumta - Ankola - Goa
2. Bangalore - Hubli - Yellapur - Ankola - Goa
I would have taken the Shimoga route, but I guess that is in pathetic condition. Has anyone travelled on these routes recently? Information on the condition of the roads would be extremely helpful.
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Old 12th March 2008, 09:04   #138
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I am planning to travel to Goa from Bangalore next month. I have to visit Ankola on the way and I have shortlisted the following routes:
1. Bangalore - Haveri - Sirsi - Kumta - Ankola - Goa
2. Bangalore - Hubli - Yellapur - Ankola - Goa
Take route1, read my goa travelogue for more information.

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I would have taken the Shimoga route, but I guess that is in pathetic condition. Has anyone travelled on these routes recently? Information on the condition of the roads would be extremely helpful.
How did you guess? Shimoga route is fine as well except for 20-30odd kms somewhere near SHimoga and Bhadravati and is very scenic too.

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Latest news, the bad stretch near tarikeri is fixed! so this route is fine and very doable!
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Latest news, the bad stretch near tarikeri is fixed! so this route is fine and very doable!
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How did you guess? Shimoga route is fine as well except for 20-30odd kms somewhere near SHimoga and Bhadravati and is very scenic too.

Abhi
My friend travelled on this route couple of weeks back and said that the strech between Arsikere and Shimoga is still not motorable. I know the ghat section between Sagar and Honnavar is still in decent condition, but I am worried about the Arsikere-Shimoga section.
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Old 12th March 2008, 21:28   #141
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I feel compared to Chitradurga - haveri route, via shimoga is better because except
potholes in shimoga route there is nothing like no road situation which is the case for chitradurga - harihara - ranebennaru NH4.

It would take another 9 months to complete proper Golden Quadrilateral.

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chitradurga - harihara - ranebennaru NH4 - How long is this bad stretch?
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I feel compared to Chitradurga - haveri route, via shimoga is better because except
potholes in shimoga route there is nothing like no road situation which is the case for chitradurga - harihara - ranebennaru NH4.

Ravi.
Agree with this point. I did the stretch in last Nov through both routes - going via Haveri-Sirsi and returning via Honnavar and Shimoga. Inspite of bad conditions in NH17, and the Bhadravati stretch (30-40km), I still preferred it, and it took me the same time both ways.
In Goa, between Cancona and Margao, I had figured out to leave the NH17 and take criss-crossing state/district roads which were in excellent shape ...
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My friend travelled on this route couple of weeks back and said that the strech between Arsikere and Shimoga is still not motorable. I know the ghat section between Sagar and Honnavar is still in decent condition, but I am worried about the Arsikere-Shimoga section.
Even i traveled on this stretch 2 wees back and it has improved a lot, it is very motorable according to me.
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I am driving to goa on 20th. Planning the following route:-
Bangalore - Tumkur - Tarikere - Shimoga - Honavar - Karwar - Goa

Was initially planning to drive through NH4 via Hubli, but decided against it after reading the comments here. What are the present road conditions in the Shimoga route?

Can someone suggest good restaurants and reliable petrol pumps in the route?

@Spitfire: How was your trip? Please give latest update on the route.

- Jag

PS: I'll be driving a ford ikon with driver plus 3-4 passengers.
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Today morning I travelled from Kemmangundi - Tarikere - Shimoga - Sagar - Sirsi.

Road condition improved a lot. 2 months back when I travelled bad stretches between Tarikere - Shimoga is repaired for some extent. Road condition improved a lot. I could see maximum 5 km bad road in this route.

My pick based on my experience for food Kamat Hotel (Next to indian oil Petrol bunk) 20km before Tumkur, Jewel Rock and hotel enar bus stand in Shimoga, in sagar couple of quiet ok places, Kumta Panduranga International, Sapna hotel Ankola.

Reliable Petrol Pumps I know: indian oil pump Sagar road after Shimoga, HP Pump in NH17 near bangalore - Honnavar road intersection near Honnavar, BP Bunk in gokarna Cross, Indian Oil bunk after Ankola in NH17.

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Thumbs down Avoid the londa alnavar route

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Since you are in Bolero, suggest you to take this route and give an update. NH4A was in a pathetic state since last 2-3 years. may be you can give a better update.
Why take khanapur route when you can divert from Dharwad directly to Londa via Alnavar.
if the route from londa to dharwar via alnavar is as the way it was when i took that route last june then its better to stay away from it.it took me nearly 3hours to traverse those 30odd kms from londa to alnavar and even after that the road isnt very good.my alto's horn conked out thanks to the pathetic road.had to get it checked in hubli.
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I guess only the Alnavar-Londa road is a mess?? What about Khanapur-Molem stretch?
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Hi All,

I am heading to Goa tomorrow morning, starting from Bangalore at 4am.
I request you all to let me know the best route (quality of road and distance) to be taken to reach Goa.
From what I could Google, these are my options:

1. Bangalore - Hubli(bypass) - Karwar - Goa
2. Bangalore - Hubli(bypass) - Alnavar - Goa
3. Bangalore - Tumkur - Shimoga - Karwar - Goa
4. Bangalore - Hubli - Belgaum - Goa
5. Bangalore - Mangalore - Karwar - Goa (too lengthy, but scenic)

Please provide your valuable inputs so that I may have a smooth trip.

My requirement is of the shortest route with the best road.
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Hi Jaguar,

I too am traveling from Bangalore to Goa on 20th March. Planning to leave at 4am.
Let me know which route you are taking.
I am looking for the shortest route with the best roads.

You can reach me on 9886497884

Regards,
Abhinav
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